Restoration Work at Grimsby Dock Tower
Restoration work has once again has begun to Grade 1 Listed Grimsby Dock Tower.
Standing at 94m tall the Grade I-listed tower dominates the town’s skyline and is visible for miles around.
Built to provide water pressure to power hydraulic machinery at the docks, the Tower has remained a landmark for Grimsby, and in addition acted as a reminder of the port’s heyday.
The towers coastal position has resulted in it being exposed to the elements. Phase 1 completed last year restored the first 2 elevations of the tower.
- Working at heights of up to 65 meters
- Approximately 100 bricks required replacing across the five arches and buttresses
- Heritage requirements on restoration
Methodology and materials used on the Dock Tower have to be approved by English Heritage and a local council conservation officer.
Construction of the original tower used an estimated million bricks. Made of clay from the marsh adjoining the docks, and set in blue lime mortar the original tower was built in 1852.
Apollo Cradles have this week begun erecting mast climbers in preparation of the restoration works.